With more than a million units sold in less than a month, it's pretty clear that Apple's iPad touchscreen tablet has been a success so far. But Apple isn't the only company out there to develop a tablet, as there are several iPad alternatives on the market or in the works right now that could give the iPad a run for its money.
Top tablet PCs
By Brad Reed | Network World US
Published 16:08, 08 October 10
Real, rumoured and wacky design concepts
Are you a digital business bozo? Nine mistakes that will drive customers away
Mistakes for tech start-ups to avoid
11 post-holiday checklist tips for CIOs
As the holiday period ends, it's a good time for your IT chief to undertake some of those long put-off tasks.
Seven far-out technologies that are closer than you think
Some of these technology innovations sound like science fiction, but they may land in your data centre sooner than you'd imagine
The Verizon-Google tablet
Unlike the other tablets mentioned here, we have no real details on this device other than it's a joint project between Google and Verizon and it will feature Android as its operating system. Although there's no firm timetable for when the tablet will be released, Verizon Wireless CEO Lowell McAdam hinted in an interview with the Wall Street Journal that it would be released next year and could feature 4G connectivity with Verizon's LTE network.